2004
Volume 60, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 2542-6583
  • E-ISSN: 2590-3268

Abstract

The contains two autobiographical speeches of the apostle in which he narrates his call as Jesus’ disciple. The first account is found in the context of a gospel narrative (. 88-105), which concentrates on the apostle’s exclusive experiences about his Master. Jesus appears in multiple forms, a phenomenon that has been labelled ‘polymorphy’ by previous scholarship. This article proposes that the epistemology of the text originates from Plato’s , especially the famous Diotima-speech. The prayer of John (. 113-114) gives another version of his commission, and reflects ascetic views. It will be suggested that the epistemology of both passages is related to the emergence of Neo-Platonism and they were added to the (originating from Asia Minor) in Alexandria at the end of the AD second century.

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